A View from the ‘Skyebox’: SEC Post-Spring Power RankingsMay 21, 2018
On March 22, 2018, I released my first SEC Spring Training Power Rankings (below), but there’s been some what of a shift…
2018 Spring Football
SEC Power Rankings
5. South Carolina
6. Texas A&M
7. Mississippi State
11. Ole Miss
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@SkyeUnderwood) March 22, 2018
Before I release my updated power rankings, let’s take a look back at the 2017 season to help decipher some sense of clarity as to who truly deserves to be #1 in the 2018 SEC Post-Spring Power Rankings. And yes, I realize that 2017 and 2018 are two different years, but there are three teams in the SEC with championship caliber rosters – Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia, who all bring back a bevy of significant and uber-talented players, most importantly at the quarterback position where the trio all return their 2017 starter and talented playmakers behind them. And now with LSU picking up a quarterback in graduate-transfer Joe Burrow from Ohio State, maybe the Bayou Bengals can surprise some folks, but I’m not sure how much faith I have in Ensminger/Orgeron.
The more I think about Alabama, Georgia, and Auburn, the more I reflect back to last season when Auburn played three total games against their arch-rivals, which were considered the two best teams in college football at the end of the season, and deservedly so.
Georgia also had a total of three matchups vs. Auburn and Alabama, facing the Tigers in the regular season, and again in the SEC Championship Game before advancing in the CFB Playoff to face Bama in the National Championship Game.
The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, squared up against Auburn and Georgia a total of two times last year – the Iron Bowl vs. Auburn in the regular season and the aforementioned National Championship Game vs. the Bulldogs.